Post Award Finance and Project Officer

Durham University - Research and Innovation Services

Job Summary and Purpose

As a Post Award Finance and Project Officer you will play a key role in providing high quality support and advice to academic staff. You will take an active project management approach to the portfolio of projects you are responsible for developing good working relationships with project staff, attending regular meetings to discuss progress against financial and reporting deliverables and will act as a source of expertise and advice to these teams assisting them in the delivery of their projects.

The post holder will join a growing Research Operations Team which has been created following a recent restructure of Durham Research and Innovation Services. You will be based in the central office but will also be expected to spend time in the academic departments you support to provide a key link role between the academic community and the Research and Innovation Services Division.

Initially the post holder will work alongside an existing Finance and Project Officer EU Champion within the team to review current working practices and processes for Horizon 2020 and FP7 awards and act as a source of expertise for the rest of the team. Therefore knowledge and experience of working within an EU Post award role within an HEI would be desirable.

The post holder will be expected to possess and/or develop understanding and expertise across an extensive range of research funding schemes and organisations, including Research Councils, major charities and trusts, industry, government agencies EU and overseas funding.

It is essential that the Post Award Finance and Project Officer possesses excellent finance and numeracy skills, high-level organisational skills and pays close attention to detail. The ability to work across a number of concurrent projects is essential and you will be expected to liaise closely with the Research Grants and Contracts Officers to ensure a seamless transition between pre and post award activities.

The Post Award Finance and Project Officer will report to a Research Grants and Contracts Officer, but will work in close collaboration with other team members in delivering the work of the Research Operations Team.

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